Business and social evaluation of denial of service attacks in view of scaling economic counter-measures
AbstractThis paper gives an analytical method to determine the economic and indirect implications of denial of service and distributed denial of service attacks. It is based on time preference dynamics applied to the monetary mass for the restoration of capabilities, on long term investments to rebuild capabilities, and of the usability level of the capabilities after an attack. A simple illustrative example is provided for a denial of service on a corporate data centre. The needed data collection methodologies are categorized by classes of targets. The use of the method is explained in the context of legal or policy driven dissuasive, retaliation or compensation/ restoration actions. A concrete set of deployment cases in the communications service and transport industries is discussed. The conclusion includes policy recommendations as well as information exchange requirements.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 16115.
Date of creation: 20 Jun 2009
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Cyberwar; Denial of service; Business implications; Social implications; Mobile communications; Insurance;
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